Chris Read reimagines The Pharcyde for 7″ double-pack on BBE

Chris Read’s established a great relationship with Delicious Vinyl, as chronicled in the below blurb. I’m really looking forward to the release of this (on clear vinyl too!) and you can listen to previews below.

Pre-order on Bandcamp, and have a listen to my chat with Chris from his visit to Thirsty Ear, Sheffield too.

CHRIS READ (MUSIC OF SUBSTANCE / BBE) + THIRSTY EAR // 1OCT11 by Groovement Interviews on Mixcloud

Blurb from BBE:

“In the closing months of 2012 BBE label artist Chris Read was enlisted by classic Los Angeles imprint Delicious Vinyl to produce a mixtape for Wax Poetics magazine celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the release of The Pharcyde’s seminal debut LP ‘Bizarre Ride’. The resulting mix was a runaway success clocking tens of thousands of plays online and kickstarted a relationship with the label that would go on to see Chris remix two of the group’s best loved tracks, ‘Runnin’ and ‘Passin Me By’.

Those tracks are now available for the first time on this limited edition BBE x Delicious Vinyl double vinyl 7inch release. Treating the familiar original with respect, Chris has called upon the vocal talents of long time collaborators Lizzy Parks (Tru Thoughts) and guitarist Giles Barratt (Breakin Bread) to rework passages from ‘Runnin’ to create a 2014 update on the themes of the much loved Jay Dee produced classic. ‘Passin Me By’ meanwhile gets a ’90s throwback rework utilising sample material from the original to great effect to create a track which bears all the hallmarks of the golden era.

Mastered and cut by Walter Coelho who cut Jay Dee’s ‘Welcome to Detroit’ back in 2001, the circle is complete!”


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